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Thursday, May 06, 2010

New lows in bravery

After falling all over themselves to completely censor and then hide an episode of South Park which could have been offensive to Muslims, the brave folks at Comedy Central are trying to get their edge back:
As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), Comedy Central is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City.

In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city.

The Anchoress's slapping hand is in fine form:

This move by Comedy Central is like watching the ultra-hip smart-aleck in the cafeteria who, having peed himself during an encounter with a bully, is now trying to re-establish his edgy bona fides by making fun of the non-threatening AV Crew; high school bravado, nowhere near as sophisticated as it believes itself to be.


Anonymous said...

Is JC being produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, or just Comedy Central hacks?


HBanan said...

What I immediately thought on reading the synopsis of the planned show was Eustace drawing a mustache on the stone lion in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."